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Planning Faq

Building Planning FAQ

Planning and local Authority Appeals can often be very complex issues. Here at ARC Brickwork and Building Contractors we pride ourselves in providing clear, understandable advice and solid solutions to all manner of domestic and commercial requirements.

Over the last 25 years we have provided answers to literally thousands of clients on the full spectrum of planning issues. Here are the top twenty most frequently asked questions together with the answers.

Please note we cannot obviously go into huge details on this page, however if you want further information on a question or have a question not featured there is a form at the bottom of this page, or you can mail us from here.

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a rear single storey extension?
A. Normally no if within the permitted development conditions

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a double storey extension?
A. Yes

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a loft conversion without a dormer window?
A. Normally no if within permitted development conditions.

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a loft conversion facing the highway?
A. Normally yes.

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a loft conversion with a dormer facing the garden?
A. Normally no if within permitted development conditions.

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a shed in the rear garden?
A. Normally no if it covers less than 50% of the garden area.

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a garage?
A. It will depend on size and position. Check with us..

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a new access drive to the highway?
A. Yes

Q. Do I need planning approval for: gates, walls or fences?
A. Normally no if less than 1m high by the highway and 2m high elsewhere. Check with us first.

Q. Do I need planning approval for: a conservatory?
A. Normally no if within permitted development conditions.

If your question is not featured above please do not hesitate in contacting us.

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